One day the garbage truck driver
Daily Minskers emit tons of garbage: someone on the lawn, and someone in the special containers. We spent a day with a person who helps to keep the city clean and tidy.
Workday Andrew Sachuk lasts from 8 am to 8 pm. During this time, the driver of the garbage truck has time to travel 140-180 km in the city and unload garbage from 140 containers.
A typical working day Andrew begins at 8 am, sometimes - before. To pass all the points and collect garbage from all containers, drivers can start from the base and 6 hours, so you can have time to do much to congestion. But Andrew morning busy repairing his car.
"If a machine breaks down, it's simple, it paid less than the normal working hours. But if you help with the repair, you get a 10% premium. So, of course, still come and do what you can. To leave or we'll go on my MAZ if it will finish, or at ZIL - it just complete repair. "
We wait to repair the car, but to noon complete with MAZ and do not have time, so we leave on ZIL older. Today Andrei will not play the usual role of the driver - he will show the route and help the driver of ZIL, his namesake.
"is always running on the same machine, with a partner. Three days you three days - partner. Of course, people decorate the cabin, as they wish, such as CDs. Whether they can reflect radar? So it does not threaten us: cruising speed of 60 km / h more still will not be dispersed. "
"Before leaving all the drivers receive a list of points and route are necessarily the doctor. Routes repeat: I have a Monday-Wednesday-Friday and another on Tuesday and Thursday. Previously, always went together: the driver and the loader. Now the driver one. Although some routes are sent to two: in the courts, for example, it is impossible to drive up to the containers, porter helps them to roll out. Because if he'll be rolling out, and the whole day will pass. "
The first point - shop on the street. Skripnikova. Containers are very close, they have to take away manually. More simply: hook lift container, pour garbage into the tank, drew level inside the "agitator" and squeeze pressure. All controls - using the handles, which are located outside the vehicle.
"The entire route is monitored by GPS: Where are you going, where have stopped doing. When unloading the car is weighed to find out exactly full or not. Loading - 4-5 tons. Rubbish, of course, the whole compacted, has nowhere the car in which he was just asleep. During the day I usually I pass route twice from Kolyadichi towards Zhdanovichy on North dump and then back again. All I need to pass 97 points, is 140 containers. Just their day and have time to collect. this does not happen "- to finish early.
"It is very difficult, of course, work in the yard. You need to squeeze through, look for some passages. One can not, according to the rules, to stand on the side where the home. But all do not care. We usually try to go around the machine, sometimes go out, stuknesh foot on the wheel, the siren howl, uses the host: "What do you here me knocking on the wheel?" Thank you would say that the traffic police is not called. SAI, by the way, really, you can call, 15 minutes arrive, picks up and evacuated. "
All day - backyards, trash and narrow driveways. Andrei periodically jumps out of the car, a loud whistle signals the partner when you need to slow down, and shows how best to deploy. On the street, meanwhile, it is not hot, we merznu, and Andrew did not even buttons jacket. "I always like that, is not buttoned. In the winter give warm clothing, warm pants. So they fall asleep on the contrary: warmed and asleep. And so: there jumped, ran there, something moved upstairs dropped something removed. Move all the time, you do not have time to freeze. I am in the winter so I go. "
We drive to one of the points on the street. Pritytskogo. Containers are filled up with the top, but the trash neatly packed in bags. It helps one of the containers is so old that falls apart in any attempt to pick it up. Packages shift to a nearby container and still throw in the garbage.
"We immediately phoning the administration, so that they know that they have such a container. Our organization can take it in for repair, they give in return for a new one. There generally is always a lot of garbage: casinos, they like partying kind - a full tank the next day. Very difficult trash removal with garages, heavy. A box of paper bundles or construction waste, we do not take away: recyclables need to take apart, and for bulky waste cause a special machine. "
"We have a car that goes especially for tanks for separate waste collection. What's going to separate, not dumped in one car, all are transported for processing. While our people are still lazy: it does not pass three meters to a normal tank, throw the package into the first container. But we can not say that in the courtyards absolutely mess and on the prospect of all is ideal. The same everywhere. "
A couple of points - and the car is full, you can go to unload. We arrive at the North dump. More precisely, the landfill of municipal solid waste "North".
"There used to build houses homeless, lived right at the top. Now it is not, all the houses were demolished by bulldozers, though homeless, of course, remain. To me once in the car, two were warned: "Throw down". Well-dressed, I thought maybe some workers. But it turned out - the homeless. "
"Although as a" homeless "... They told me that they live for 5 people in one apartment, and the rest of the apartment rent. And then they can earn (before it was the collapse of the ruble) - 300 000 rubles. in a day. Of course, if you do not drink, and work all day. They collect raw materials that take recycled metal, bottles, plastic, paper. And right at the top, you can take a dump. But at the top of the price tag alone, very cheap, even at the bottom already and a half times larger, and in the same paper can be 3-4 times more expensive than surrender. "
For those who have never been in a landfill, explain: it is really a mountain, created from household waste Minsk residents. Under your feet, it looks like a very dirty place. But, in fact, it is a mountain of garbage, pour soil and compacted. Smells here, respectively. In November, of course, it's not too bad. But what is happening at the landfill in the summer - do not want to think.
The car climbs up the slippery roads, garbage dumps anywhere that will show some of the local workers, and went back. On svezhevygruzhenny trash immediately run over local "kladokopateli" - waste are browsing for rare, valuable, useful things.
"Sometimes there are queues on the bottom: the other day 12 arrived and only 3:00 unloaded, so the plug was. Ride, of course, difficult, very slippery, and if a little aside - surely zasyadesh. MAZ pull the same, not every machine can. We were such that the car almost completely fails, the next day just got. And the smell ... In the summer especially. Or bring, for example, a whole wagon of expired eggs - that's when the trouble. And still nothing. "
We descend back at dusk. Pass is not the whole route, because to go to work too late. Before the evening should have time to collect garbage from several points, to call unload on the other landfill and up to 20.00 to return to base.
Put the car, check in with the dispatcher, take a shower, change clothes - and you can be free.
"Sometimes people even have never seen as garbage disposal. I had a case when adults uncle crowd stood and watched: never seen such a machine. Work hard, have even hazard pay. But you can earn: up to 8 million if a good car to work, to carry out more than normal (if premium is charged to 30% of salary), repair the car again. Local And such rules back to back, that nothing one does not drain, although would be enough to drive the route. "
At 20.16 Andrei bus home, it is imperative to make it. Tomorrow is a new day, another one hundred and fifty kilometers in the city and one hundred and fifty waste containers.